As a blogger, it can become increasingly frustrating receiving the same boring, template e-mail that just isn’t personal at all and makes you wonder if the brand even looked at your website.
When I received my e-mail from Pete at Wonderland Makeup, it really restored my faith in brands and made me feel like a valued blogger.
‘I really enjoyed your post on your makeup base routine and loved the look of your blog, also how well you engage with your followers. I see you’re already featuring some major brands on your blog and social media, and we would love to join them.’
I think that this is something incredibly important that definitely deserves credit, when you want people to love your brand, you need to connect and engage with them, this is something that Wonderland do brilliantly.
Now, onto the important stuff – the makeup.
The products I was sent to review were their Studio Fix Primer (£15), Eyeshadow in Half Penny (£7.50), and Blush in Some Kinda Pink (£10).
Now, I was trying not to use the products before I had photographed them, but I just couldn’t resist trying out the primer a few times!
This oil-free silicone-based primer is perfect for me as I have quite oily skin and I prefer these kind of bases. It reminds me a lot of the Smashbox Photo Finish primer which I adore, so it’s a brilliant, affordable and cruelty free alternative. This is something that Wonderland makeup aim to do, make high end quality, cruelty free makeup affordable and accessible.
A tiny bit of this primer goes a long way, making your skin feel so silky smooth and poreless, giving your base a flawless look.
The mono eyeshadows may be small, but damn they’re mighty. Half Penny is a gorgeous peachy pink shade with a little bit of a shimmer, but not too much. It’s subtle, and just one quick sweep adds a pop of colour to make it look like you’ve actually put some effort into your appearance. It’s the ideal uni student essential to make you look like you didn’t stay out until 4am when you have a 9am lecture.
Finally, Blush. Wonderland Makeup have 20 different shades of blush, meaning there’s certainly something for everyone. Some Kinda Pink is a lovely shade which gives that sort of ‘just-come-in-out-of-the-cold’ flush of colour. They’re highly pigmented and blend super well; I think I’ll be putting Touch Of Plum and Peach ‘O Peach on my Christmas list.
If you’re looking for an affordable, cruelty free, high quality, high variety brand, then Wonderland is definitely worth a look. You can find their products over on their website https://www.wonderlandmakeup.co.uk/.